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BJP demands probe into organ transplantation

5 October, 2017 7:13 PM
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Tamilisai claims rules were violated in Natarajan’s case

The State president of Bharatiya Janata Party Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday alleged rules were violated in the donation and the subsequent transplantation of kidney and liver involving M. Natarajan, husband of deposed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala.

Mr. Natarajan underwent a liver and kidney transplant at a private hospital in Chennai on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters at the airport here on her way to Mayiladuthurai, Ms. Tamilisai sought a detailed probe into the “violations.” The probe should find out who bore the cost for shifting a poor youth of Pudukottai district from Thanjavur to a corporate hospital at Chennai through air ambulance where he was declared brain dead and how his organs were donated and transplanted on Mr. Natarajan immediately.

The case as raised lot of doubts, she claimed and alleged that many private hospitals were acting in a commercial manner depriving indigent persons of vital organs. A thorough probe should also be conducted to find out why government hospitals were being denied organs for transplantation, she said.

The State government should also find out how many poor persons have benefitted from organ donation and transplantation. Organ transplantations in government hospitals had been stopped, she alleged.


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